Head of Research Unit - Photonic Systems (f/m/d)

Silicon Austria Labs
Villach, Karnten
  • Job Type
  • Job Status
    Full Time

In the network of science and industry, SAL offers research in the areas of Sensor Systems, RF Systems, Power Elec­tronics, System Inte­gration Techno­logies and Embedded Systems.
SAL – a great place to research.


Leadership responsibilities:

  • Management and further development of the research unit for Photonic Systems in the division Sensor Systems.
  • Corporate and profit responsibility.
  • Staff responsibility for the research group including scientific support and supervision of researchers.
  • Project initiation and management.
  • International partner acquisition and network support.
  • Shaping the division research program and project portfolio together with supervisors and peers. Growing the research unit towards research excellence and economic impact.

Scientific responsibilities:

  • Definition, setup, and management of cooperative and funded research projects.
  • Guiding research staff on photonic systems (from Quantum sensing, Micro-and Nanophotonic to photonic macro sensors).
  • Close cooperation and support of scientific and industrial project partners in cooperative research projects.
  • Dissemination of research results on respected conferences and journals.


  • Start of your employment: immediately
  • This position is endowed with a gross annual salary of € 80.000 based on the collective agreement for research („Forschungs-Kollektivvertrag“) excluding bonus and depending on your experience and skills.
  • Home Office possible
  • € 4.- /day food allowance in restaurants / € 2.- /day in supermarkets
  • Family- & Kids friendly
  • Free Coffee/Milk/Tee


  • University degree and expert knowledge related to at least one of the following topics: photonic sensor systems, integrated photonics, quantum sensing, spectroscopy.
  • Knowledge in electronic based systems.
  • Strong scientific / research track record evidenced by publications, invited lectures or patents on related fields.
  • Multi-year experience in acquisition and guidance of Austrian / European funding projects and scientific cooperative research.
  • Active industrial and academic network.
  • Leadership qualities with the ability to inspire, promote and motivate young scientists.


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